Sashai Alvarez Jasper

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Chicago, Illinois

Sashai Alvarez Jasper is a proud Chicagoan. Sashai is a descendant of a Puerto-Rican father and a Honduran mother. Sashai speaks Spanish and English fluently and grew up in Humboldt Park. Sashai currently resides in South Shore and is 100 percent certain she is the only Puerto-Rican/Honduran American that lives and has ever lived in South Shore☺. Sashai attended Richard Yates Elementary, Whitney M. Young High School, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (undergrad), and Pace University in New York City (master’s in the science of teaching).

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Posted Nov. 8, 2017

Do Not Close My Daughter’s School

My daughter, Rileigh Jasper, is a first-grader at National Teachers Academy (NTA) in Chicago Public Schools. The school holds the…

By Sashai Alvarez Jasper

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Posted Dec. 5, 2018

What Oklahoma Teachers Can Learn From the Montgomery Bus Boycott

On this day in Montgomery, Alabama, 63 years ago, Black people strategically rebelled against one of White supremacy’s ‘systems.’ That day, Black folks got into…

By Nehemiah Frank

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Posted Nov. 29, 2018

I’m a DACA Recipient and a First-Generation College Graduate and I’m Nervous About What’s Next

It’s a day I’ll never forget: September 5, 2017, the first day of my senior year at NYU. It was the day the Trump administration…

By Mayra Gonzalez Menjivar

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Posted Nov. 30, 2018

If We Want to Retain and Recruit Teachers, We Have to Walk It Like We Talk It

I have attended a lot of educator conferences this year. A common theme I heard over and over again is the challenge of teacher shortages.…

By Kelisa Wing

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